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Farm Bill Conferees Provide Statements, then Adjourn Until Mid-November

Oct 30, 2013

The Farm Bill conference committee kicked off today with a general meeting to accommodate opening statements. The four principal conferees – Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-MS), House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) – are expected to meet in the coming weeks to determine if a general agreement can be reached on the major differences between the House and Senate bills, including the controversial new dairy supply management program that was soundly rejected by the House. No further meetings of the committee have been announced at this time and the House of Representatives will not be in session again until November 12.

Here is a complete list of conferees.

House Republicans
Frank Lucas (R-OK)
Steve King (R-IA)
Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)
Mike Rogers (R-AL)
Mike Conaway (R-TX)
Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
Austin Scott (R-GA)
Rick Crawford (R-AR)
Martha Roby (R-AL)
Kristi Noem (R-SD)
Jeff Denham (R-CA)
Rodney Davis (R-IL)
Steve Southerland (R-FL)
Ed Royce (R-CA)
Tom Marino (R-PA)
Dave Camp (R-MI)
Sam Johnson (R-TX)

House Democrats
Collin Peterson (D-MN)
Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
Jim Costa (D-CA)
Timothy Walz (D-MN)
Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

Suzan DelBene (D-WA)
Filemon Vela (D-TX)
Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-CA)
Eliot Engel (D-NY)
Sander Levin (D-MI)

Senate Democrats
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Pat Leahy (D-VT)
Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Max Baucus (D-MT)
Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Senate Republicans
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
John Boozman (R-AR)
John Hoeven (R-ND)

 
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